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wanted for torching a center city construction site. but the big story on "action news" tonight is hurricane joaquin, it is currently bearing down on the bahamas and we are tracking this storm closely because it has the potential of having a major impact on us come sunday and monday. lets get the latest information from cecily tynan. >> joaquin has strengthened dramatically in the last 24 hours. >> was a tropical storm and now a category one hurricane with sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. there is good symmetry and an eye wall form, what is going on is there is warm water there and a lot of moisture available so the atmosphere conditions are favorable for this to ramp up to a category three hurricane by tomorrow, that is a major hurricane, now there is still a
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lot of question on where joaquin will head. look at the spaghetti plots and they are all over the place, a 750 mile spread, the european ch is typically the most reliable show its heading out to sea, but there is pretty good consensus, most models have it heading inland over the outer banks, and that is in the sunday to monday time time, before then we deal with tropical moisture, we have the stalled frontal boundary and what that will do is retro grade and move to the west during the day tomorrow. we have two key times to watch as far as heavy rain, thursday night through saturday morning, we look at 1 to 3 inches of rain and sunday into monday is when we feel the effects, i'll talk about it in detail in the full accuweather forecast. >> the waves are already churning in the ocean off atlantic city, this image from
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sky 6, we have systems in the area, even before joaquin becoming a potential problem, david henry is at the shore. >> people along the shore here are mostly waiting and watching and for many there is no hesitating, the steel gray churning surf out there is a reminder of how angry the ocean can get in a hurricane. >> we don't want no hurricanes, we are sick of hurricanes. >> it's three years since hurricane sandy ravaged the jersey shore, that is why people are keeping a close eye on joaquin. they already have rain pounding the coast, they don't need a hurricane on top of this. joaquin's timing could not be worse promising bad weather for the weekend and the boat show opens tomorrow. >> we get barrage of phone calls
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from people that have plans to come here. >> they are afraid joaquin will scare them away, at least sandy taught them to get ready early. >> we start to elevate the merchandise in the basement. >> get everything off the ground, public safety officials are getting ready and in atlantic city they took the lifeboats off the beach today and they are not going into storage, they could be stationed at firehouses from possible flooding, officials are urging reads to get ready to evacuate in they have to. we'll send the strong message to get everybody out of here and force them to go to the side of safety, already tonight the city is opening the wave garage on mississippi avenue for people that live in the flood proned areas, in atlantic city, david henry, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you david. as hurricane joaquin approaches, is your go to resource, just look
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for constant updates from accuweather and storm tracker 6 live radar and expert insights from our team of meteorologists and a slideshow detailing joaquins latest track. we have breaking news about the center city arson that destroy aid restaurant that was under construction, authorities have arrested the man that is believed to be responsible. surveillance photographs of the suspect were distributed following the early morning fire on september 15th, numerous tip calls to atf arson task force led to the man's arrest. the fire forced the evacuation of three apartment building and caused more than $1 million in damage. a family survived a frightening home invasion in the frank ford section of philadelphia early this morning and two of the victims spoke to "action news." it happened along the 1800 block of sellers street just before 3:00 a.m.
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authorities say that three men stormed in and tied up a 52-year-old man and the man's 51-year-old wife, alice told her that she and her 10-year-old grands grandson, ryan hid on the second floor they pretended to be asleep, this as thieves ransacked the house sfwli heard commotion in the living room and did not get out of my room and told my grandson to stay under the covers. >> he had a blue shirt and light blue jeans. >> the suspect stole $200, a large tv and car keys and kids sneakers. fortunately nobody was hurt. now they are trying to figure out why the homeowners were targets. opening statements are underway in the trial of the lead contractor. griffin campbell is charged with six counts of third degree murder for the collapse at 22 and and market street in 2013,
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six people were killed and 13 others were injured. defense says that campbell is a small time contractor used as a pawn by the developer and architect that hired him. some people are victims of a debit card breach at a credit union in philadelphia. sara bloomquist is live now. >> reporter: we don't know exactly how many credit union members had their credit cards compromised they said it was a small number less than 1% in fact. we talked to a member that was in that 1% who was shocked to find her account had been drained. >> jacqueline stanley discovered her philadelphia federal credit
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card was compromised when she tried to get money out of the atm but it said insufficient funds. >> she went home and logged into her computer and found nothing in there, her account was drained because someone charged nearly $400 to her card in texas. >> i was like oh my god, all of these purchases that go from wal-mart in texas. it completely wiped out the account. >> the credit union issued a statement that reads, over the weekend we were alert that a very small percentage of our members reported an unauthorized use of their cards, this woman was notified over the weekend. >> received a call sunday evening, from their fraud prevention unit and they told me there was an unauthorized charge on my debit card.
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>> and today stanley when to her branch to get a new card and was stunned when an employee told her that people saw unauthorized charges last week. >> i said could you have called somebody and she said there were too many customers to call. so she called "action news," in case there are people that don't know about the breach. >> maybe some of this could have been avoided. >> now she is still waiting for her funds to be restored. it's still unclear how exactly this happened. the credit union says it is working closely with the fbi on the matter. live in east mown airy, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. from our delaware newsroom, phyllis mcdole, the mother of a wheelchair dependant man shot and killed by police last week,
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authorities say she assaulted the people she thought called 911 on her sonny, but the victim was not the one that notified police. mrs. mcdole is facing numerous charges, she was released on $10,000 bond. coming up on "action news" tonight, dozens of local janitors ban together to demand better work conditions and the eagles are gearing up for the showdown in washington. ducis rogers has more on how the offense is trying to up its game. all eyes are on hurricane joaquin but even before the storm hits i'm tracking heavy rain on the way. >> those stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight.
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philadelphia police are looking for people that stole a flag from a home before the pope got here. the video shows a white suv pulling up to the 600 block of 27th street last tuesday, one person in the vehicle jumps out and grabs the flag and gets back in the car and takes off. >> authorities tonight are reporting that there are four cases of viral meningitis in gloucester last week, our registered nurse and reporter, ali gorman, tells us about the cases. >> two are students at gloucester county and two go to
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the institute of technology. viral meningitis is much less severe than bacterial meningitis but the principal of pitman high wants to get the word out and they sent a letter out to parents, saying it's most common during the summer and fall because it's caused by an entero virus, the common stomach through seen this time of year. symptoms of viral meningitis include fever, stiff neck and nausea, most people infected get well on their own in about a week. if you have symptoms it's important to get checked by a health care provider, wash hands often and don't share water bottles or utensils and disinfect common suffer surface,
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three out of four students who were infected and back at school, reporting from pitman new jersey, ali gorman, channel 6 "action news." several thousand janitors gathering in senter city philadelphia to demand better jobs. the rally comes just days after pope francis' visit and his call to address income and equality in the united states, these men and women are fighting to maintain health and retirement benefits and calling for raises to keep up with the cost of living. jamie wanted a taste of the real new orleans
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and we just couldn't say no to that face. then we wanted more of that local flavor so betty says... oh yeah, that's betty. you're going to want to do this alligator thing. and betty didn't lead us wrong. a little later we passed some dancing. and who doesn't like dancing? especially when it's followed by fireworks everyone's nola is different. follow yours.
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so in edition to all the other plot lines in washington, hurricane joaquin could have the eagles and red skins playing in the pouring rain and sam bradford is not throwing the ball well. >> in the sunshine.
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>> right, the eagles beat the jets but the offense struggled. sam bradford has been less than good. jeff skversky has the numbers to prove it. >> with michael jackson song, bad, fittingly playing in the background, they are trying to fix their offense which is to have a bad start. the second worst in the league. >> i don't care if we score 2 points and win. >> there are small mistakes all over the place. >> bradford has not completed a passover 32 yards, eagles receivers have amongst the most drops in the league. >> it's a combination of everything, we have drops and there are times when guys are open and we did not put it on them at the appropriate time. >> we know we have to go out and
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help them, and he gets so much of the blame and i think that is unfair. >> what is contributing to sam's slow start, is it the fact that he missed two years with injuries, or because he is with a new team, but don't pass judgment until you see the entire body of work. i think it's a small correction here or there, and once we get in rhythm and get in sync, this could take off. >> he hopes to win in washington to avoid a 1-3 start. >> when is bad news good news? when it's not as bad as it could have been. keiko alonzalonzo's knee will n keep him out this season, the acl is in better shape than previously thought and could return to action in a few weeks. the phillies game is moved tomorrow from 7:05 to 12:05
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because of concerns over weather. one of the exciting part of this upcoming season is the development of the big men, okafor and noel. >> big balling starts with a partnership and understanding and all of that continues with communication. >> i'm just getting to know jahlil but we have great chemistry already and he is a great kid, great kid. our relationship will only continue to grow. finally tonight, if at first you don't succeed, try, and try again, and then give up. the yankees-red sox game, the fan misses the foul ball and gets another chance with a growner and a min later he takes
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of a hurricane at least if you look offshore, what is going to be the story. >> it's a lot stronger and threatening the east coast, good thing the pope came last weekend and not this weekend, we have a few scattered showers out there, the steady heavy rain from last night has moved on and it's a warm muggy day, currently in philadelphia 71, our high today is 82, that is 10 degrees above normal. this is the second warmest september on record, sea isle city 72 and millville 73 degrees, satellite 6 along with action radar showing that steady heavy rain from last night has lifted over northern new england and the problem is a stalled frontal boundary, what this will do it move up to the north and west and most of the day tomorrow is dry, during the day around 6:00 around the evening rush hour, we see the rain back into the coast around 6:00, a
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lighter rain around philadelphia, and just offshore, there is waves of heavy rain through the day on friday, friday morning, friday afternoon and friday night and then on saturday morning, things will begin to clear up, of course ahead of hurricane joaquin, the gusty winds also a major factor, inland on friday and saturday, wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour, along the coast though, we could have gusts with the heavy rain up to 45 miles per hour. a warning is posted for thursday night into saturday. so where will joaquin head, have you to look at the overall atmospheric patterns, we have the blocking high, that is the same high pressure that kept us dry last weekend, if that high pressure is strong enough, what that will do it pull joakim out to sea, there is one computer model that shows, the european,
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typically the most reliable model, but most say no, that will capture joakim and pull it inland, the blocking high pressure will not let it escape that will bring it to the eastern seaboard, this is the lightest from the national hurricane center, maximum sustained winds 85 miles per hour and it's north-northeast of the bahamas, look at what happens over the next day, we are looking at this storm just blowing up, friday afternoon, a category three hurricane, that is a major hurricane, then rolling up the eastern seaboard, weakening slightly before moving inland and the latest track puts it over the outer banks however you have to look at this cone of uncertainty from southern carolinas to long island, future tracker is showing us we are
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getting a lot of rain over the next six days, looking at 5 inches of rain than likely will cause flooding, breezy and cool with a few showers, 60 degrees tomorrow night through friday, windy and heavy rain, it will be a cold day, 55 is the high and on saturday, a break in the action and clouds and a couple of showers and not a washout. 64 degrees and sunday and monday, this is when we are watching joakim, that could bring heavy rain and high winds and coastal flooding and beach erosion and we break out with sunshine on tuesday, partly sunny and wednesday partly sunny and 72. we'll have another update at 11:00 on hurricane joakim, something i am monitoring closely. >> i know you are. >> hard work paid off for students and staff in chestnut hill, the mother of consolation parish school earned a blue ribbon school of excellence
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distinction and they earned water ice today. the award is given to schools that do well in standardized testing and school involvement. "action news" continues on phl 17 at 10:00, and then please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on 6 abc. for cecily tynan, ducis rogers, and the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner, we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00. ññ
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breaking news tonight. now officially a hurricane and growing. several possible tracks. north carolina, up to new jersey, new york, straight to boston. all bracing for a possible hit. it could grow to a category 3 hurricane. the secret meeting we now learned. the county clerk who refused marriage licenses to gays was invited to a secret meeting with pope francis. what did he say? american war planes suddenly put on notice. given only a one-hour warning about the air space, as russia unleashes strikes over syria. martha raddatz, standing by tonight. the manhunt in this country. the convicted killer, set free by accident. he's been on the run for five days now. and the alarming headline about taking calcium. are the side effects worse than the help? dr. besser says women and men should take note tonight.


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